Avi’s book Crispin the Cross of Lead, is a historical fiction book filled with adventure and excitement. Crispin the Cross of Lead is about a boy who was born into poverty and goes through many hardships and trials with his companion to find his true identity. Through developing boldness, courage, and self-respect Crispin changes from a young helpless boy to a young capable man. Throughout the story, Crispin developed boldness through his many trials. One example of Crispin developing boldness throughout the story is a quote from the book “If you call the guards I’ll kill you.” (Avi 244) Crispin shows his boldness through what he says because he tells this to John Aycliffe with confidence and authority.
Crispin: The Cross of Lead is a story about a 13 year-old boy who lives with his mother in the small village of Stromford, which is ruled by Lord Furnival. After his mother’s death, he runs away and overhears John Aycliffe the village steward discussing "a great danger." The steward sees Crispin and tries to kill him, but Crispin escapes. Crispin seeks out the village priest for help, but instead finds out that he has been declared a "wolf's head," which means that anyone can kill him. The priest gives Crispin the cross of lead that belonged to his mothers and tells him that he must leave the village immediately.
Also, Piper lived in Germany for three years where he saw the lasting impact the Nazis had and how they wanted to build the “master race.” He taught at Bethel College but took a pastoral job at Bethlehem Baptist Church. He lives in the Phillips neighborhood which is the most diverse part of Minneapolis. He also adopted a young African American girl with his wife. With all this said, it is easy to see how John Piper is the best man to write a book on race and Christianity.
When reading a book such as Crossed, by Ally Condie, readers often notice elements that make the connection to the story deeper. Having knowledge in elements from the chapters “Every trip is a quest (except when it’s not)”, “Geography Matters”, and, “Is That a Symbol?” in Thomas Foster’s How to Read Literature Like a Professor For Kids helps readers identify that those three elements are used in Ally Condie’s Crossed. Before understanding how three certain chapters from How To Read Literature Like A Professor relate to Crossed, background information from Condie’s previous book in the series, Matched, must be explained. The main character, Cassia Reyes, lives in a dystopian government called the Society. The Society controls its citizens’
Crisp says “I was stunned and disbelieving. The words seemed so unlike Houston.” Crisp believed that this speech he heard in its entirety in 1992 to be nothing like the man he grew up learning about in history as a child. He quotes Eugene C. Barker when questioning if the Revolution is the product of racial and political inheritances of the two sides, yet goes on to say this is not what he believes despite what others think. “It seemed to me that conflict between the two groups was not as much an immediate cause as it was an eventual consequence of Texas’s separation from Mexico.” (p. 41) Here you see Crisp laying out all the facts on this important date of the war, yet explaining to us his opinion of the matter and why it is that way. A few pages later (p. 49) he then walks us through his trail of documents he had followed to prove
It’s been extremely hard for me and there are many days and nights when i'm deep down in the dumps and i feel stuck and defeated. Antwone Fisher lived a life of nights like these but he still grew up to be someone. Fisher’s story is a reminder that it’s possible to rise above the circumstances. It helped me to realize that no matter the circumstances, as long as they work hard, anyone has the chance to do something
He was a bit selfish, narcissistic, and extremely egotistical. Be that as it may he was searching for a sense of purpose just as most people his age often do. While some may go backpacking through Europe or maybe experiment with illegal substances Chris knew the path he needed to take to find purpose was a nomadic one where a new sunset lay on a different horizon each night. Chris tried to convince others that this was the way to find true meaning in life. He wrote to a friend saying, “Once you have become accustomed to such a life you will see its full meaning and its incredible beauty.” Chris was not just your average vagabond who didn’t know what he was doing or the dangers that lay ahead of him.
It is commonly believed that as a ruler, Crispin would be in a position to save his friend, Bear. However, others believe that Crispin should not have accepted his position as rightful heir to the throne in order to do so. Crispin should have accepted his position as the rightful heir to the throne for three reasons: Crispin could have overpowered Aycliffe, rendering their agreement invalid. Secondly, Crispin could have created fair and democratic laws as the Lord. Lastly, Crispin was the rightful heir.
Chris was to prideful for not taking some of the essential material or food he needed. His goal was to not live materialistically but instead use what nature has given and be with nature. Similar to Victor, the monster he created in the beginning of the story harmed a family member and a friend. The first person was Victor’s younger brother, William. The second person was Justine, a servant who lives with Victor’s family.